George Gadson, graduate of Duke University and native of the small southern town of Ft. Meade, Florida, discovered his talent of art in 1981. While in search of a means of creative relaxation from the rigors of a demanding banking career, he quickly became enamored by the insight, enchantments, and spiritual empowerment that the experience of painting allowed him.
The self-taught artist has been commissioned to create works of art for many high profile events and individuals. In 2008 he was invited to create an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree. In 1995 and 1999, respectively, Gadson created two South Florida Super Bowl bronze commemorative sculptures aptly named "The Quarterback" and "The Kicker." Each sculpture was given to the National Football League Team owners. Working in a variety of mediums, he has also created a bronze relief portrait sculptures for Darden Restaurants and JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a Fortune 100 company, the International Swimming Hall of Fame,and more.
Gadson's works express different aspects and values of life, with an underlying spiritual message that seeks to reconnect the human spirit with its Creator. This often is expressed in abstract or figurative sculpture and photography, most of which is prompted by inspirations from my surroundings, people and their environment, founded elements of nature, and even cast shadows in a dimly lit room. There is not a day that goes by that he is not doing art. He wants viewers to feel or experience in part , ‘a moment in time’, without ever having been there.”
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